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Hello my name is Monica and my daughter was just diagnosed with alopecia areata from like a 1 min apt with a dermatologist! I just cant get over how this Doctor didn't even get closer than an arms length to diagnose my infant daughter with such a disease! My daughter has a full head of hair for being 9 months, it almost touches her shoulders. I always noticed that her hair in the back was much thinner, but didn't think much of it because that's where she does most of her sleeping, where she lays for her bottles, where she lays when we change her. So the other day I noticed some bearish looking spots on her head, still had thin hair inside about two quarter size blotches with a small connecting hair loss in the middle. It looks exactly like when the babies have the long patch of hair missing when they are younger. So me being the worry mother that I am I called the doctor who ref over to a dermatologist. The Dr. than diagnosed her with alopecia areata. When I look in the bare spots I can see hair and stubble so I am unsure if this is the correct diagnoses, and I am so scared! I called children's hospital for a second opinion and the nurse somewhat put my mind at ease. She told me that
1. if it was aplopecia there would be no hair in the patch
2. In all the years she has been there she has Never seen a child younger than 5 be diagnosed
3, It can be so many other things like, friction from her mattress, her pulling her hair.
My daughter has been pulling her hair a lot lately I have noticed, even in the back so I am just so worried. Has anyone ever had an experience like this or have any advice? has anyone ever seen a baby being diagnosed with this? what would you do?
My son, was diagnosed AA at the age of 1 (now AT at 3yrs old). we started noticing his hair got thinner and thinner as days goes by. those days, we were already prepared for what will become eventually. It is always hard at first. Hopefully it is not the same case as your daughters. give it some time.
can you provide any details about the anti-inflammatory diet you used? was it just gluten and dairy? Were you able to go 100% gluten and dairy free, or best-effort?
I can't imagine childhood without ice cream and cookies!
hi what happened with your daughter?
My daughter is doing really great! She is now 5 1/2. She went over 2 years without losing hair (she was 17 months old when it stopped). We have had a few explainable set backs since then. Summer of 2015 we introduced dairy back into her diet. Within 10 days she had a small patch in her hairline. We quickly withdrew the dairy from her diet and the patch grew back quickly. In October 2016 I gave her a DTap (immunization) because it is synthetic and not attenuated virus. She tolerated this just fine and no hair loss. This past May (2017) we gave her an IPV (for polio) and Hepatitis A vaccinations. She lost hair for 4 months. Mostly 2 large patches and overall just some thinning. Her hair has since all grown back in. We are very thankful to God that we seem to be able to control her hairloss with diet changes as I know this doesn't work for everyone. We will not be giving her anymore vaccinations....ever.
I am a baby of alopecia.. I had half my hair missing before I was one so... she doesn't know much
dermatologists are pretty quick s they see the same thing over and over and over.. they are all usually like that, but if you want to find someone more caring keep shopping till you find the one.
the small hairs could be at the stage of regrowth or you caught it where it will fall out in a couple days.. just get use to the game as it's for life.. maybe you are right, maybe it is her pulling it and some rubbing??? you will know as it will be a distinct circular shape and very very smooth to the touch rubbing it, and then it won't grow in for a while, any other thing would be regrowth soon,
don't be scared.. we who get it get it for a reason.. mine is to teach me to not stress out.. she has her own path, as there is no coincidences .....